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Washington Fire Company

No. 9

 

—1847    —   1875 —

 
Washington Fire Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Washington Fire Company Marker



Inscription. Located at this site, the volunteer Washington Fire Company No.9, provided fire protection to Washington and adjacent wards for 24 years. The top of a cistern visible 20 feet north served as a water reservoir for the fire apparatus. The men of the Washington fire company were memorialized by the placement of this cornerstone at Fire Station No. 1 which was built at 522 East Broughton Street in 1878. This was Savannah's first Municipal Fire Station which was demolished in 1962.

Dedicated to
The Brave Fireman of Fire Station No.1
Who also served as mentors and role models for the youth of the
"Old Fort" section of Savannah

 
Erected 2007 by City of Savannah.
 
Location. 32° 4.691′ N, 81° 5.121′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Houston St.reet near East St. Julian Street, in the median. Click for map. In Washington Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Georgia Medical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Hohenstein, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev’d A. Dale Umbreit
Washington Fire Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
2. Washington Fire Company Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); A. Douglass Strobhar (within shouting distance of this marker); New World Medical Plants (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Pirates House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Georgia Medical Society (about 500 feet away); Old Harbor Light (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Washington Fire Company Cornerstone, as mentioned Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
3. Washington Fire Company Cornerstone, as mentioned
Washington Fire Co.
1847- 1875
Washington Fire Company Marker, in Washington Square, Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
4. Washington Fire Company Marker, in Washington Square, Savannah
Washington Fire Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Washington Fire Company Marker
The top of a cistern visible, as mentioned (on Marker, seen in background)
Washington Fire Company Cistern top ,visable in Washington Square Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Washington Fire Company Cistern top ,visable in Washington Square
Washington Fire Company Cistern top, visible along sidewalk in the square Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Washington Fire Company Cistern top, visible along sidewalk in the square
 
 
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